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Dec 15, 2011 5:00pm EST
at 9:00 and a number two tomorrow morning on c-span-3. next up, hearing looking and syria. over 5000 people have died in syria, including 300 children, as protests and violent clashes continued. the united nations human rights council says syria should be investigated by the international criminal court. >> the subcommittee will come to order. as has been well documented, the human rights being -- human rights violations being perpetrated in damascus are horrifying. we have documented some of the rest of calling him widespread human rights abuses witnessed in -- some of the of the most appalling and widespread human rights abuses witnessed in the past decade. abuse, murder, sexual violence, torture, and the abuse and murder of children. witnesses report the torture, abuse and rape of children no more than 15. one military defector stated that he decided to defect after witnessing the shooting of a 2- year-old girl by an officer who affirmed that he did not want her to grow into a demonstrator. the english language does not have words strong enough to adequately condemn the horrifying
Dec 14, 2011 8:00pm EST
. according to the u.n. high commissioner of human rights, the civilian death toll in syria now exceeds 5000 the number of children killed as more than 300. no responsible nation can sit by and allow this to testable display of depravity to continue. today's hearing however was called to examine u.s. policy. several months ago, the subcommittee of the privilege of hearing assistant secretary spelman and posner discuss the obama administration's human rights policies towards iran and syria. since that hearing, the administration has taken a number of steps on syria for which it deserves credit. although it took far too much time and at least 1900 dead syrian citizens, the administration has finally come out and called for a share all assad's departure from power on august 18. it also implemented sanctions against the government of syria and various high-ranking syrian regime authorities, many of which have been mirrored by our allies abroad. unfortunately i fear this is not enough. syria currently stands on the precipice of a full scale civil war. recent reports suggest that the ranks of the
Dec 3, 2011 12:30am PST
, "bbc world news." >> condemning syria posed a bird cracked on. the u.n. demands an end to gross and systematic violations against anti-government protesters. diplomats from iran's embassy in london and drive back in iran. stock markets enjoyed their best week for almost three years. welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers around the globe. coming up later for the, russia's public servants' luxury lifestyle. report on the epidemic of corruption and greed. how modern technology proved this painting was by rembrandt. the top human rights body at the united nations accused syria of gross and systematic violations in the suppression of protesters. a resolution passed by the u.n. human rights council has been described as the toughest of there. it demands the immediate end to the violence, the release of political prisoners, and the suspension of the security forces suspected of abuses. from a symbol, we report. >> a standoff in northwestern syria. at the moment, there is no shooting. "we don't fear your soldiers or your militia." it was similar in other towns. they are calling
Dec 7, 2011 7:00am EST
protests and more deaths in syria. we will not leave until the deal is done. french president nicolas sarkozy and german chancellor angela merkel ahead of europe's crunched summit. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 4:00 in the afternoon in moscow, where security forces are still patrolling the streets in what appears to be a massive show of force after two days of protests in the wake of the weekend's election, which saw a vastly reduced majority for putin's party. the opposition says he would be out of office altogether were it not for systematic vote rigging. is this the start of a new mass movement? i should just say -- in the last few minutes, we've heard that the former soviet union leader has asked for the results of the election to be annulled. to discuss this with me, a former dissident who was imprisoned by the communists in the 1980's and now works for human rights center memorial. thank you for being with us. you have been a dissident from communist times. do you see anything new in the latest protests? >> [inaudible] another new point is that i think, th
Dec 2, 2011 5:30pm EST
in syria, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now, warmer temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> a legendary broadcast that issues the warning on climate change and the impact of it is having on our lives. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. 8.6%. remember that figure because you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. that is a number that unemployment fell too. this is a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy and brings unemployment down to its lowest level in two and a half years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everyone. >> what a christmas gift the president has got. it is not exactly wonderland but getting this comfortably below 9% is a boost. the shoppers dug into their purses and stores took on extra workers to help. the result, a little economic fairy dust. mr. obama knows that the trend will not last if congress does not act. >> we need to keep that growth growing. that means that congress needs to extend payroll tax cuts for working americans. congress needs to renew our
Dec 16, 2011 6:00am EST
that is absolutely committed to peaceful transition in syria. we are talking about mainly the syrian national council and other organizations. these are organizations that are absolutely determined to do their best to avoid civil war. that is the main event right now. it is those organizations and it is their relationships with the ongoing arab league initiative. this is the main game in town right now. >> so this went from peaceful calls for reform to a growing armed insurgency into what could eventually evolve into a civil war. the allies of assad are russia and china and they blocked you and security council condemnation of damascus. however the united states aligned with the european union, in sanctions imposed on the syrian government seemed to be having some what of an impact in oil revenue, in terms of foreign investment that has been halted, deterioration of the tourism economy of syria. >> i think we are talking about sanctions, first of all truth in advertising. my colleagues in the department of treasury are the real experts on this. we have identified over time basically seven categories
Dec 16, 2011 7:00am EST
in nuclear-powered? welcome to "gmt." also in the program -- new moves to pressure syria as the u.n., russia signals willingness to condemn bashar al-assad. bradley manning, the u.s. soldier accused of stealing secrets to wikileaks is about to make his first court appearance. it is midday in london, 4:00 p.m. in moscow and 9:00 p.m. in tokyo where the prime minister told his nation the fukushima plant is now stable. nine months after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the area, he said it is now in -- the plant is now in cold shutdown. but the disaster is likely to haunt japan for decades. roland berger reports from tokyo. >> explosions -- since explosions shook the nuclear plant, the reactors were pushed into meltdown after being engulfed by a huge tsunami. now the government announced that workers at the power station achieved their goal. it is in a state of cold shutdown and the leaks of radiation have been substantially reduced. >> since i took office, i have been saying that for japan to be reborn, fukushima has to be saved. the nuclear power plant accident needed to be stabili
Dec 2, 2011 4:00pm PST
.s. unemployment falls to its lowest level in two years. as the standoff continues in syria, and the death toll mounts, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now warming temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> and a legendary broadcaster issues a warning on climate change and the impact it's having before our very eyes. welcome to our vurings on pbs america and around the world. 8.6%. you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. it's the number u.s. unemployment fell to last month. down a healthy chunk from october. it's a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy. and it brings unemployment down to its lowest level in 2 1/2 years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everybody. >> and what a christmas gift the president has got. ♪ >> it's not exactly wonderland. but getting america's unemployment comfortably below 9% is a welcome boost. many of the 120,000 extra jobs created last month came in retail. shoppers dug into their purses and stores for extra workers to help. results, a little economic fairy dust. but mr. obama already
Dec 27, 2011 5:30pm PST
the arab league got a firsthand look today at open rebellion in syria. the arab officials journeyed to the battered city of homs, where the military pulled back and up to 70,000 protesters turned out. we begin our coverage with this report from independent television news, narrated by alex thomson. >> reporter: the arab league delegation, possibly all that now stands between syria and civil war, hearing it straight from the people of homz. they beg the observers to come to a district that has seen heavy fighting here. they're led by this man. and the observers seem to mean business. they went. they got here, too. "we want the president executed" they chant. tens of thousands gathered to protest here peacefully against the regime. the regime which had already pulled heavy armor out of the ancient city very publicly before the observers arrived. and after that, volleys of tear gas from the syrian army trying but failing to stop people reaching today's mass rally in town. >> we withdrew early but the rest of the time we're hidden in government buildings in the area. we feel very optimi
Dec 7, 2011 5:30pm PST
on saturday against the alleged election irregularities. >>> syria's president al assad has denied ordering a bloody crackdown on protesters and blamed the violence on security force members. assad made the claim on wednesday in an exclusive interview with u.s. abc news in damascus. >> i did my best to protect the people. do not feel guilty when you feel your best. you feel sorry for the life that has been lost, but you don't feel guilty when you don't kill people. >> assad said he had never ordered his forces to kill citizens adding that every brutal reaction was by an individual, not by an institution. the u.n. says the death toll from the violence in syria has topped 4,000. the u.n. human rights council has adopted a resolution condemning the assad administration for its crackdown on dissidents. meebl, u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton on tuesday met syrian opposition figures and praised their struggle to bring democracy to the country. the secretary told them that a democratic transition means more than simply removing the assad regime. >> it means setting syria on the path of the
Dec 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
on hu -- riots as protestors are cracked down on. syria's president denies ordering a crackdown on protesters. >> europe is working to save the euro. >> germany has added its voice to international concern over election fraud in russia. a spokesman for chancellor angela merkel said the way that sunday's parliamentary election was carried out in some places was worrying. protest over russian prime minister vladimir putin's script on power is a gripping major cities. police have been on the streets in full force to quell anti- kremlin demonstrations. >> a large police presence was sent to the square. they were -- protesters were out in force to protest the recent elections. activists have been organizing themselves on social networking sites. moskow's city authority gave the go-ahead for people to protest. tens of thousands could turn out. >> before, people did not protest against electoral fraud so much. i would like to see those in power deal with this discontent head-on. >> the kremlin is getting increasingly nervous. it is showing weakness. that will provoke more street protes
Dec 5, 2011 4:00pm PST
. a day after the latest deadline for damascus to sign the deal expired, a spokesman for syria's foreign ministry said syria expressed readiness to allow in observers. the man who used to leave the ivory coast -- lead the ivory coast, laurent gbagbo, has appeared in front of the criminal court at the hague. he is charged with responsibility for blood sport -- for bloodshed following elections in the spring. he is the first military leader, to be tried since the inception in 2002. foreign support is crucial to stability of afghanistan. the conference concluded with promises of tough anti- corruption moves by the afghans and pledges of sustained a buy the rest of the world. in the u.s., it may be 11 months until election day, but the political drama is in full swing. this weekend, republican nominee herman cain suspended his campaign, and now it is reality tv host donald trump who is grabbing headlines. today, newt gingrich became the latest candidate to visit trump in new york, seeking his support. it is the announcement trump is scheduled to moderate a debate that has some up in arms. a
Dec 12, 2011 7:00am EST
's take a look at the other stories making headlines around the world, today. syria is holding local elections despite the continuing violence between security forces and opposition supporters. the government says that this is part of the reform they are introducing in response to the protest. the opposition has called for a boycott turn out. many places are not willing to risk going to the polls, fearing further violence. a spokesman for the russian prime minister says that claims in the parliamentary elections will not affect the results. president dmitri medvedev announced, after his page has been inundated with comments -- most of them hostile. a new spy satellite and concerns over the north korean missile program, with launches coming from their space center. officials say that the satellite can take photos of -- photos from space at night and during bad weather. this is the first visit between security forces and protesters in bahrain. a report last night of police using excessive force against protesters. making a packed lunch every day for their children to take to school is
Dec 6, 2011 5:30pm PST
of the 2009. at least 50 people were killed in syria in the last 24 hours, in violence bween rival muslim factions. activists said it happened in the city of homs overnight, after a spate of kidnappings earlier on monday. amateur video showed victims lying injured in the streets before being taken away for treatment. the violence pitted members of president bashar assad's minority alawite shi-ites against the majority sunnis. also today, assad received public support from sheikh hassan nasrallah, the leader of hezbollah in neighboring lebanon. >> we support the reforms in syria, and we stand with the regime against the resistance movement. there are some people who do not want reform, security and stability in syria. and neither civil peace nor dialogue. there are people who want to destroy syria, to make up for their defeat in iraq. and syria is a partner in defeating the americans in iraq. >> sreenivasan: the syrian government has come under growing pressure from new sanctions imposed by the u.s., the european union and the arab league. and in egypt, the leader of the muslim brot
Dec 12, 2011 12:00pm EST
with the ap. >> thank you, mr. president, and mr. prime minister. in syria, you call for president assad to step down for the killing of its people, but prime minister maliki has warned that it could lead to a civil war that could destabilize the whole region. i wonder if you think that iraq is succumbing to iran's influence on this matter. speaking of iran, do you think it will weaken american national's pretty by discovering intelligence from the -- national security by discovering intelligence from tehe drone it has captured? prime minister, why have you not call for assad to step down for the slaughter of his people. >> the prime minister and i have discussed syria, and we should be that when this year in people being killed and are unable to express themselves, that is a problem. there is no disagreement there. i have expressed my outrage in how the syrian regime has been operating. i do believe that president assad missed an opportunity to reform his government, it chose the path of repression, and has continued to engage in repressive tactics. his capacity to regain legitimacy ins
Dec 7, 2011 3:00am PST
nations, syria's nine-month crackdown on protesters have killed 4,000 people including some children. >>> and a nation that doesn't use the euro could put a wrench in europe's plan to fix its debt crisis. british prime minister david cameron is demanding safeguards for england or his nation will veto a treaty designed to save the troubled currency. >>> today marks 70 years since the japanese bombing on pearl harbor, the attack that led the u.s. into world war ii. 120 survivors are expected to arrive in hawaii for the annual commemoration. there will are rifle salutes, wreath presentations to honor and remember the nearly 2,400 people who died in that surprise attack. this is the last time the survivors association will gather together, because members, carol, are aging. their health declining and don't have enough membership to withstands the committees and chapters around the country. >> many in their 90s now. >> yeah. so sad. >> but we're proud of them. >> republican front-runner newt gingrich likes to call barack obama the most successful food stamp president in history. 47 millio
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Dec 31, 2011 3:00pm PST
in syria as record crowds turn out in new protests across the country. we have brand-new video of some of the demonstrations that took place friday and you can hear gun fire in the background if you listen as police are using water cannons to try to break up the crowds. activists say at least 22 people were killed. the violence showing no sign of letting up despite the presence of monitors from the arab league who were there to insure syria's government ends their bloody crackdown. >>> and major new developments out of iran today after a pair of controversial promises turn out to be more bark than bite. tehran pulling the plug on a long-range missile test and denying rumors that they would shut down a major shipping route. in fact, a top expert even discussed iran's plan for a six-party nuclear talks. feel it might be early to celebrate diplomatic victories. doug has more on that. >> good evening. it appears that the threat of new western sanctions against iran is now in conjunction i should say with the presence of three u.s. aircraft carriers within striking distance of iraq, may h
Nov 30, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >>> international pressure on syria is intensifying. e.u. ministers will meet thursday to discuss further action against the regime. it has been cracking down on opposition protests for eight months. the turkish foreign minister said his country has imposed sanctions on damascus that include freezing syrian government assets and suspending all financial dealings, including sales of weapons and military equipment. syrian forces are reported to have shot dead at least six protesters. >>> the muslim brotherhood has claimed the league in egypt's first public three elections since the overthrow of hosni mubarak. the freedom and justice party says that initial results put it in the lead with over 40% of the vote creditthe also puts the liberal egyptian blocked neck and neck with the ultra- conservative party for second place. the official first-round results are expected thursday. the final makeup of parliament will not be made clear until march. >>> syriana is here to talk about a concerted move by the banks? >> that is right, and a surprise move, global central banks have agreed on a coordinated act
Dec 6, 2011 6:00pm PST
by a number of governments. iran, bahrain, and syria are all thought to have deployed german software. >> the issue has been raised by germany's opposition greens. for the first time, the government has admitted giving spyware export credit guarantees under a scheme called hermes. >> that means the german government gave direct or indirect support to exports of german spy software. we're worried some of those exports were to dictatorships or unjust regimes and using it to suppress their people. >> the german economics ministry declined to answer questions on the matter, saying i was not available. >> of being connected means we are never alone, even if we think we are. well, today when you do a search on the web, every bit of information you enter and access may be analyzed and stored. that explains why many of the ads popping up seem tailor-made for you. now, you might appreciate this and even take advantage of some of it, but critics say this is manipulation. and they warn it could spell the end of the free information era. >> many users are not aware that google's algorithm deliver
Dec 15, 2011 6:00pm PST
a draft resolution to the united nations security council, seeking to end the violence in syria. the contents have not been disclosed, but france's envoy has called the proposal "an extraordinary event." syrian opposition activists are reporting that army deserters have killed 27 members of the government security forces. this week, the united nations said some 5000 people have been killed in serious since the crackdown on protesters began earlier this year. it is an annual event for russia's prime minister, a phone-in show on national tv, but this is no ordinary year. putin has been the target of the biggest demonstrations in decades after the elections that the opposition says were rigged. putin immediately went on the offensive. while the knowledge the right to protest, he also knowledge russia would not stand by it fourations tried to influence its domestic affairs. >> vladimir putin was in top form. in a televised debate, the russian prime minister shrugged off accusations tha his party cheated its way to victory. he said he was pleased that so many people turned out to pro
Dec 16, 2011 6:00pm PST
a bloody end. now, 1-year on, president saleh of yemen is set to leave office. and did not forget syria, a sock's power appears to be weakening. the arab spring is far from over, even in tunisia. we went back to where it all began and found that life there is still not easy. >> the day begins in a typically tunisia and way, with demonstrators blocking a road. the demonstrators are taxi drivers, protesting agains corruption among civil servants at their local authority. they say is impossible to get a taxi license without paying bribes to officials, and they are furious. >> my son is unemployed, and my wife is seriously ill. i have been through so much, and the one has to pay bribes to more bribes, to get our licenses. -- if they want us to pay bribes. >> the police arrive and end the blockade, for now. and we can continue our journey. this is our first impression of the public mood at the moment in tunisia. some 250 kilometers south of the capital tunsi, it was here exactly one year ago that a young educated man, mohammed bouazizi, set fire to himself to protest against local corruption
Dec 5, 2011 2:30pm PST
to sign the deal expired. is spokesman for the foreign ministry said syria had expressed its readiness to sign an agreement to allow and observers. the man who used to lead ivory coast has appeared before the international criminal courts. he is charged with crimes against humanity. he is the first former head of state to be tried there since the courts inception in 2002. the afghan president karzei has sent international support is crucial to the country's stability. he was speaking at a conference on afghanistan's future. the conference concluded with promises of tough anti- corruption moves by the afghans. here in the u.s., it may be 11 months until election day, but the political drama is already in full swing. this weekend, herman cain suspended his campaign after a string of allegations and marched. now it is a real-estate mogul donald trump who was guarding the headlines. newt gingrich became the latest candidate to visit trump in new york, seeking his support. he is scheduled to moderate a debate later this month that has some up in arms. charging it makes a mockery of the proc
Dec 8, 2011 2:30pm PST
, they are looking around the neighborhood the banks of the client states, syria, libya, have had bad years. they have missile systems and bobbing united states. things are not going well from their standpoint. no mutuals shots across the bout here. >> this is a different hillary clinton has stood there with sergei lavrov. it is a noticeably different time. >> sure. putin will be reelected president and the united states will have to deal with them. on the other side of the coin, there are areas where they can cooperate. there are strains in the relationship they will have to manage. >> ok. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program -- taking a pilgrimage with photographer annie leibovitz. these guys were closed, at airports were in chaos, and airlines grounded. that was the scene last year with of volcanic ash cloud over europe. now scientists are fighting back. they are going to at net to see just what is being done. when this volcano erupted last year, it looked like the end of the world. in the 10 million passengers affected by a week of canceled fligh
Dec 8, 2011 4:00pm PST
of their client states -- syria, libya, have had bad years. they have concerns about progress of a missile defense system. things are not going well from their standpoint in terms of u.s.-russia relations. you have mutual shots across the bal here. >> this is very different from the hillary clinton who stood there and pushed the reset button with sergei lavrov. this is noticeably different. >> putin will be reelected president and america will have to deal with him. there are areas where the u.s. and russia can continue to operate but there are some strains in the relationship. >> thank you very much for coming in. but rare putin clearly planning on staying around a long time. -- vladimir putin clearly planning on staying around for a long time. robert mugabe is also planning on staying around for a long time. he spoke at the annual congress. he has been in power for the past 31 years. even after a power-sharing deal was struck, there remain serious concerns in the country. >> he still has his fans here, president mugabe's face on almost everything. the man himself our rights to declare that he wo
Dec 16, 2011 4:00pm PST
.n. resolution on syria. on thursday, moscow surprised at the council by circulating a new draft resolution on the crisis, criticizing the violence but making no mention of sanctioned. the french foreign ministry said it was unacceptable but it did say that it was a positive step that moscow recognized the need to react. it is now up to the voters to decide. after months of campaigning, last night the republican hopefuls in the u.s. presidential race took to the stage one last time in iowa before people there make their pick. a lot is riding on the first contest of 2012 and each candidate is trying to play to their strength while hoping that their weaknesses do not play to them on caucus night. -- plague them on caucus night. how do you think that the candidates are shaping up? >> we have the dynamic of this race which has been one candidate who is extremely consistent and constant in his 20%, 25% support. he has been challenged. he has been at the top of the hill. one after the other charges the hill and then seems to tumble back down. >> we are talking about mitt romney here. >> we're tal
Dec 15, 2011 5:30pm EST
. there are stresses from the neighbors. there is uncertainty from syria. there is iran. iraq is a border state. they have to maintain relations with all its neighbors and it has for actions in the north and east and west. >> but you do not agree with those who say that by pulling out now america has unnecessarily emboldened iran? >> no, because there are a lot of pressures on iran first. and secondly, this was discussed with the government of iraq. they were not prepared to have u.s. troops stay there and have the legal community required for trips to take action in a foreign country. they understood what the consequences would be. they made that decision. frankly, after all this time, if you listen to the expressions of popular support, and they say they are happy we are going, good. i think we should listen to people. we have done an awful lot in iraq. some of the did not work out as well, but a lot of it was with the greatest of intentions and the rec and tremendous accomplishments by our soldiers, our men and women in uniform, from the bottom of the organization to the top. i think history
Dec 10, 2011 8:00am PST
group says at least 16 people were killed today in clashes outside of syria. the united nations says more than 4,000 people have now died in syria's anti-government protest. on friday, the body of a 10-year-old boy was carried to his burial. >>> this year has been a record setter for u.s. drivers. you probably know this. you've spent a lot of money on gas. totally, it's been $448 billion on gasoline so far this year. but i want to put that into perspective for you. that's already 100 billion more than last year. the oil price information service points to consistent did ily high oil prices as the main reason for that there. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden taking in some football action today. they're both attending the army/navy game this afternoon in landover, maryland. it's the 112th meeting between the two big rivals. >>> tens of thousands of russians filed into a moscow square today to protest last weekence's parliamentary elections. the protests come after they believe there was favoritism to vladimir putin's side. i know it's over, but they were expect backgrou
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